Mumbai: Suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze has written a letter to the ED saying that he wants to become a government witness in the money laundering case registered by the central agency against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and others. Vaze, who is currently in judicial custody in the Antilia explosives case, is also a criminal in the money laundering case in which Deshmukh has been arrested. In his letter to Tasin Sultan, Assistant Director, Enforcement Directorate, Vaze said, "'I am willing to make a true and voluntary disclosure of all the facts known to me in connection with the above-mentioned case before a competent magistrate.''
The former Assistant Inspector of Police (API) said, "I appeal to you to kindly consider this application for granting me pardon under sections 306, 307 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC). Sections 306 and 307 of the CRPC deal with the powers of the court to grant clemency to a partner in a crime.
In another development related to the case, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday opposed Deshmukh's bail plea before a special court here, saying there was nothing special about it and it deserves to be dismissed. Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had written a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray. In the letter, Parambir Singh had claimed that Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 100 crore from Sachin Vaze every month when he was home minister.